Christians who want to get in touch with their Jewish roots will find it easier to do so with “The Illuminated Torah Book.”
This new product from Holy Land Gifts presents the original Hebrew text of the Torah side-by-side with an English translation so readers can view both at the same time without turning pages.
This hardcover edition of the Torah, or the first five books of the Bible, is rendered with attractive color engravings and decorative motifs along the covers and pages. It follows in the ancient Jewish tradition of creating decorative, illustrated Torah books that combine biblical text with artwork.
As it says on the back of the box cover:
“The edition of the Torah that you are holding in your hands is another in the great Jewish tradition of scrolls and books that have made God’s words accessible to His people. Illustrated manuscripts, some of which have been preserved over a thousand years, tell a fascinating story of Jewish art, including the influence of foreign artists from the East and West.”
WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah has offered praise for the “Illuminated Torah Book.”
“This is a terrific product,” he marveled. “It’s attractive enough to be an heirloom and practical enough to use to learn Hebrew. Just seeing the scriptures in their original language side-by-side with the English translation is inspiring. I can’t think of any gift I’d want more this holiday season than this!”
“The Illuminated Torah Book” is available now in the WND Superstore.
In recent years more and more Christians have become interested in rediscovering the Hebrew roots of their faith. In fact, the Hebrew Roots movement is estimated to have 200,000 to 300,000 members worldwide.
Members of this movement observe the Sabbath, follow a kosher diet, celebrate Passover, wear Stars of David and speak Hebrew. Some also grow beards that are typically associated with Conservative or Orthodox Jews.
But unlike Jews, Hebrew Roots adherents follow Jesus, or Yeshua, as he is known in Hebrew. They believe that because Jesus followed the Torah, followers of Jesus must follow the Torah as well.
Also, late last month, thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries gathered in Jerusalem to voice their support for Israel, the ancient home of the Jewish people.
The weeklong celebratory summit coincided with the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, when the ancient Israelites made pilgrimages to the temple in Jerusalem.